A freestanding bath and marble flooring and walls set the scene for guilt-free indulgence
The owners wanted their new bathroom to be a place where they could retreat at the end of a long day and escape the world — a haven where time stands still and nothing matters except relaxation and pampering. With a large ensuite space to place a dreamy bathroom, Designer Kitchens in conjunction with Leigh Boswell and Michele Kordic set to work making the owners’ wish come true.
This luxurious bathing area was named winner of the Bathroom Project over $40,000 category and also the top honour, Bathroom Project of the Year, at the 2010 HIA-CSR Queensland Housing Awards. As you can see, it’s truly worthy of the praise.
The first thing you notice when you step into the room is the large, freestanding Villeroy & Boch Aveo bath. While the bath was to become centrepiece of the entire design, it was essential that movement was not inhibited around it. Access to the shower and preparation area is free-flowing and plenty of storage has been incorporated to ensure the space is used to best advantage.
Beautiful natural marble was chosen for the floor and walls. These create a sense of opulence and indulgence perfect for the theme of the room. The feature mosaics are an extraordinary addition, providing another focal point from within the bath and adding character to the scene.
High-quality fittings were used throughout the bathroom. To keep the room looking as seamless as possible, a wall-hung toilet was installed. Specialty lighting was positioned above the mirror cabinets, creating the perfect area to get ready for work or a night out on the town.
For the ultimate in relaxation, a flat-screen television sits on the wall so the owners can enjoy it while soaking in the tub. With such a decadent yet practical bathroom, the owners are sure to be spending much downtime reviving here.
Designer: Phil O’Brien for Designer Kitchens
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Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue 18 Volume 1